Forrest loved going to preschool this past year. Absolutely loved it. He loved his friends, his teachers, the lessons, the field trips--it was a fantastic experience for him, all around. And I won't lie, I loved sending him off for a few hours each week, and enjoying a little peace and quiet while I knew he was having a blast at school.
But now we've hit the summer break, and he isn't used to spending full days at home anymore. He talks fondly about preschool almost every day, and I can already tell that he's starting to forget some of the things he learned there.
So I'm making it a goal this summer to do fun activities that I know he'll enjoy, and try to keep him excited about learning until school starts again in the fall.
One of our first fun summer activities? We're planning an awesome, educational day at the aquarium with his best buddy, and psyching him up for it with ocean-themed activities, snacks, and books. So I used some tasty goodies to create an ocean-tastic snack for him. Nothing says preschool fun like themed snacks, am I right?
To create these adorable edible ocean scenes, I started out with Juicy Gels snacks and ocean creature gummies.
I used ReddiWhip and food coloring to create blue ocean waves for our snacks. I just sprayed the ReddiWhip into a bowl, topped it with about 6 drops of blue food coloring, and stirred gently to incorporate the color.
Then open the snack packs and press a few gummy fish into each container to create some underwater life. Top with a generous scoop of blue whipped cream to mimic ocean waves, and place some more gummy fish or an octopus on top.
5 minutes total for a fun, themed snack that got Forrest absolutely psyched for his upcoming aquarium trip, and got us talking about some cool sea creatures he'll be seeing soon.
I mean, I'm no preschool teacher, but I suppose I can be fun on occasion.
If you have a little ocean enthusiast in your life, pick up some Snack Pack Juicy Gels at Walmart to recreate this fun themed snack! And while you're at it, grab a great coupon for the Juicy Gels, as well as a coupon for new Snack Pack Pudding Bars. You'll find them in the baking aisle!
What fun themed snacks have you made for your kids?